Presbyterian Women, as an organization, is 200 years old. Two hundred years ago, women did not have much of a voice, but this organization testifies
to the fact that women were determined to find ways to be faithful to God and help do the work of the church. Times have changed, but Presbyterian Women continue to remain steadfast in their work
and dedication to their ministry.
Presbyterian Women is an active and vital ministry of this church. Circles meet each month for a time of Bible study and fellowship. There are a wide variety of meeting times
and locations as well as study topics offered.
This organization reaches out to the community and beyond through involvement in many activities and outreach efforts. Each fall, dolls and bears are dressed and stockings filled
for the Salvation Army to distribute at Christmas. Food is provided for the United Ministries Thanksgiving baskets. Partial support is provided for a child at Thornwell Home and new socks are collected
for all the residents. This congregation’s college students are “adopted” by some members of the circles who keep in touch with those students through the year. Presbyterian Women
also take responsibility for decorating for special events and seasons of the church year. Other committees make sure that covered dish suppers and receptions are enjoyed by all.
In addition, Presbyterian Women sponsor particular programs such as the Joy Gift at Christmas time, Baccalaureate breakfast in May and a luncheon for the residents of the state’s
Presbyterian Homes in April. This organization helps support a missionary as well as mission projects. Presbyterian Women takes responsibility for recording this church’s ministry, mission
and programs each year; this record becomes an official history of our life as a congregation.
This organization is open to all women in the church. Anyone interested in more information about this ministry is encouraged to call the office for a contact name.